Monday, July 23, 2012

Still in TN

Well, we are still in TN..right now at Dale Hollow RV park.  Very nice park and we have a nice shady site.  Dogs seem to like this park, lots of places to walk and they can get in the water.  Rowdy still swims like a fish- just like his mom used to.  Boy do I miss my Bay Bay girl.  sigh.  Last year when we were here they had an over abundance of skunks.. this year no skunks, but a ton of bunnies!  I wll take rabbits any day of the week.  Someone dropped off some kittens..why do people do that?  I get so angry- can't you just spay and neuter your pets?  There are too many places that do it for free to use the "I can't afford it" excuse.  I hope God has a special place for these idiots.  Luckily, our RV neighbors just lost their old cat and they took the 2 that were left and got them checked by a vet and shots etc.  They were going to take them to the Nashville Humane society, but after talking with them yesterday, they are going to keep them!
This is a nice running park.. paved roads and a nice hike/bike trail along the river.  Guess what we saw!?  A River Otter!  He was so cute.  He was on the walkway and I thought he was injured.  Buddy held the dogs back while I went to check on him.  On my way to him, I kept saying "are you hurt little guy?  Are you ok?"  I don't know if he didn't hear me (he was busy grooming himself), but I got within 3-4 feet and all of a sudden he saw me!  He looked like a cartoon..his eyes got big and he scurried down the bank.. I laughed and laughed.  I went back to Buddy and dogs and we continued our walk.. got back to where we saw the Otter and there he was again!  Boy the dogs were very happy to see such a large critter!  LOL.. he scurried away pretty quick when he saw them!  This is where I have to tell you the story of relaying this all to my mom on the phone.  Buddy and I used to have a shepherd dog named Otter.  When I told my mom we saw an Otter, she was silent and then said "you saw Otter?"  I guess she thought I had been drinking and hallucinating!  It was pretty funny... I said "NO AN Otter"  She said " Oh I get it had me worried"  LOL.  I remembered taking Otter to a vet we had recently seen about Otter's allergies and he said "how is Beaver doing?"  I cracked up!  I said his name is Otter.. he laughed and said I thought it was some aquatic mammel!  geez!
 Yesterday we saw a doe and 2 babies at her side.. They were awful pretty. 
Wednesday we head into KY to Bailey Point RV park near Scottsville KY.  Hope it is a nice park and has places to run.  I think my brother, Rick and his wife, Dorina are going to run in the San Antonio race with me.  Think I will run the half marathon this year.  The humidity here is keeping me from adding time to my 45 minutes.  I keep plugging along. 
Almost at the end of my 4 seasons going full time.  Still enjoying it and we have met some wonderful people on our trips.. maybe another 4 seasons! :)